Seal Beach, CA (Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave)



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About Seal Beach, CA (Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave median real estate price is $599,076, which is more expensive than 56.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 88.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave is currently $2,504, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 67.6% of the neighborhoods in California.

Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Seal Beach, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Seal Beach, the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, 100.0% of the real estate in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

Furthermore, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 55.0% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also of note, the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 85.7% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

With 23.4% of employed workers living in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.7% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Furthermore, the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 12.6% of the residents of the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 0.9% have Iranian ancestry.

Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood in Seal Beach are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 42.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 75.7% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood, 43.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in the military (23.4%), and 18.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish, Italian and French.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood in Seal Beach, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (16.3%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report German roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (5.9%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (73.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (18.8%) and 5.1% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Seal Beach 0.101011101001110
California 4.47

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Seal Beach Blvd / Westminster Ave 0.101011101001110
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California 23.80

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Seal Beach 0.101011101001110
California 85

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Francis Hopkinson Elementary School
12582 Kensington Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
J. H. Mcgaugh Elementary School
1698 Bolsa Ave.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
KG-05
Jack L. Weaver Elementary School
11872 Wembley Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
Los Alamitos Elementary School
10862 Bloomfield St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
Los Alamitos High School
3591 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
09-12
Oak Middle School
10821 Oak St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
06-08
Richard Henry Lee Elementary School
11481 Foster Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
Rossmoor Elementary School
3272 Shakespeare Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
Sharon Christa Mcauliffe Middle School
4112 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
06-08
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